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Matt Giannetti: No Longer An Anonymous Cash Game Grinder

Giannetti Parlays WSOP Main Event Final Table Finish Into Two WPT Titles

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Jul 01, 2013


For over five years, Matt Giannetti battled with his anonymity in the poker world. Sure, his peers were more than aware of his cash game prowess, but tournament success, and the notoriety that accompanies it, did not come easy. Giannetti traveled the tournament circuit, competing in big buy-in main events, only to fall short time and time again and be relegated to the side games. His family tried to stay supportive of his decision to leave college for a poker career, but it was hard to believe Giannetti was paying the bills after seeing him suffer through a number of close calls. In 2011, things finally clicked for the Worchester, Massachusetts-born poker pro when he became a member of the World Series of Poker main event November Nine. His fourth-place finish earned him $3,012,700. Since then, the 28-year-old has earned two World Poker Tour titles and now has lifetime tournament ...

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